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    SubjectRe: [patch 0/4] ide: Break ide_lock to per-hwgroup lock
    On Wed, Sep 07, 2005 at 11:19:24AM +0200, Jens Axboe wrote:
    > On Tue, Sep 06 2005, Ravikiran G Thirumalai wrote:
    > > The following patchset breaks down the global ide_lock to per-hwgroup lock.
    > > We have taken the following approach.
    > Curious, what is the point of this?

    On smp machines with multiple ide interfaces, we take per-group lock instead
    of a global lock, there by breaking the lock to per-irq hwgroups.

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